Hyderabad: Virat Kohli’s double century has catapulted the swashbuckler Indian captain to the league of cricket greats. Indian captain Virat Kohli who is in exceptional form despite being given the responsibility of ODI and T20 captaincy, struck a double century, his fourth thus far.
With the new feat, he has become the first test cricket in the history of the game to score double tons in four successive test series. The way he has been playing over the last one year is nothing short of mesmerizing.
Now his sworn critics have been forced to admit that Kohlie has given a new meaning to achievement as far as the game of cricket is concerned. With the latest double ton he has left behind not just former Indian captain Rahul Dravid but also the legendary Sir Donald Bradman. Kohli’s double tons came in the series against the West Indies, New Zealand, England and now Bangladesh, which is in India for a one-off Test.
When it comes to his first double century, Kohli hit his maiden double hundred (200) at North Sound against the West Indies in July last year followed by 211 against New Zealand at Indore in October. This was followed by his current career-best score of 235 against England in Mumbai in December and now 204 against Bangladesh. While statistically Kohli had broken Bradman and Dravid’s record but a cursory look at ‘The Don’s’ statistics would tell that his numbers during that 1930-31 phase was phenomenal.
Despite his latest achievement, Kohli will have to perform and perform over a long period to match the exploits of Don Bradman. In the 1930 Ashes series in England between June and August, the then 22-year-old Bradman scored 254 at Lord’s, 334 (his career best) at the Leeds (Headingley) followed by 232 at the Oval — all in a single series. In the following series against the West Indies in January 1931, Don hit 223 at Brisbane (the series was played in Australia). The next series that he played against South Africa (again Down Under), he hit 226 at Brisbane becoming the first batsman to score a double hundred in three successive series.
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